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Topics in Philosophy
TOPICS IN PHIL
CLASS CODE: PHIL 497R CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Periods, figures, or topics in philosophy. May be repeated for credit.
DESCRIPTION: Intensive study of a philosophical period, figure, or topic through close readings of primary and secondary texts. Includes a major research and writing project.
TOPICS: Sample topics: Medieval philosophy, the Presocratics, Plato, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Existentialism, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, virtue ethics, philosophical logic, space and time.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is two-fold: First, to help students to develop a deeper and more thorough understanding of a period, figure, movement, or topic in philosophy than is possible in more general courses. Second, to give students the confidence and the tools to carryout such study and research on their own.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, research, and writing
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001